I'm really ridiculously proud of myself about this. I haven't done anything "crafty" for a while. I used to do projects all the time, but life is so busy. Who has time for things like that? Then of course there's that tendency to start a project and not finish it. And sometimes perfectionism rears its ugly head and gets in the way.
tea wreath on Pinterest a while ago. I pinned it right away to my "Projects" board (a.k.a. "really cool ideas that I would love to do but don't really have the time for"). I love tea and thought it was a great idea. I knew it was going to be one of the first ones to try. I even bought the clothes pins a few weeks back.
I decided the the wreath would make a great Mother's Day gift. I found a huge pad of scrapbooking paper at T.J. Maxx for $3 and bought some new tea (you can never have too much tea). I had been saving a cardboard box to make the wreath back. The cat has been using it to hide and play in all week. He was upset when I cut the seams on the box to start the wreath. He was still trying to jump "in" the flattened box.
The entire project took a little longer than I thought it would, with trying to make my hot glue gun behave and the paper cutting. It still only took about one and a half hours, I think. It wasn't too difficult (the hardest part was cutting the center of the circle and positioning the clothes pins at the right angles...and no, neither is perfect). I was really pleased with how it turned out, and I love how it looks. My mom likes it too.